Today, women around the world are putting their differences aside – whether it be class, religion or race – to stand together united and fight the good fight. Here’s what some of the voices, including Katy Perry, Cher, and Janelle Monae, are saying.
Yesterday the world saw what many didn’t think was possible; yesterday, Donald J. Trump celebrated his first day as the 45th President of the United States. As Barack Obama waved goodbye to the Oval Office, for millions across the globe, it felt as if the nation was waving goodbye to hope.
But the sadness that washed over the nation the day Trump was voted into office hasn’t silenced those that oppose it, in fact, some might say their voices are heard louder than ever.
Today, Trump’s second day in office, women from around the globe are descending on the capital of the United States for the Women’s March on Washington. The protest will fight for what women and all human beings deserve: equality in the workplace, access to affordable reproductive healthcare, a living minimum wage, immigration reform, full access to health care for transgender Americans, and the list goes on – these are just some of the reasons falling under #WHYIMARCH.
And it’s not just women in Washington. Women and loved ones are marching in cities across the globe, putting aside their differences – whether it be class, race, religion, or other beliefs – to come together, stand united, and fight for what is rightfully theirs.
Amongst those lending their voices to the cause are a number of notable celebrities. Here are what some of them have shared on social media so far:
But in all seriousness, to the men who are marching alongside us: We thank you. We need you. We love you. #allofus
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 20, 2017
“Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon.” I will march as a young American Woman (not artist) fighting back against the abuse of power.?? pic.twitter.com/DLW1Ov3k8T
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) January 20, 2017
Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! ❤#whyimarch @womensmarch
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 21, 2017
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 21, 2017
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 21, 2017
#fbf I am going to march tomorrow with love in my heart and hope for our future. I’m marching for so many reasons. But mostly just to show up and say I will be here next to you all fighting for what’s right. So we can all live safely and equally together. We will protect each other. And when tomorrow is over we will realize that it’s just the beginning. We will need to show up for each other for years to come and we will every time. I’ve got your back and you’ve got mine. Let’s march. #whyimarch
We march millions strong tomorrow 1.21.17. We march for the rights of women, of those with disabilities, of the black community, of the LGBTQ community, of every marginalized minority threatened by the newest White House occupant. We beseech others in power to stand with us and protect the people of this country that is already great and can be greater. What is tolerated becomes the new norm. Let us refuse to tolerate intolerance. The gloves are off. The Pussy Hats are on. This is #WhyIMarch. #whyimarchatl
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— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) January 20, 2017
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 20, 2017
Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 21,
Streets are packed! Metro subway jammed!!! Amazing. #WomensMarch
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 21, 2017
On this day so proud of my wife ,daughter ,sisters ,friends and all the fantastic beautiful woman in my life #WomensMarch
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) January 21, 2017
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 21, 2017
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) January 21, 2017
Congratulations to the women marching today. We must go forward to ensure full reproductive justice for all women. #WomensMarch
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 21, 2017
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 21, 2017
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) January 21, 2017
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